Riding like the Wind

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RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Riding like the Wind


RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Riding like the Wind
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Riding like the Wind


RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Riding like the Wind
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Riding like the Wind


RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Riding like the Wind
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Riding like the Wind

Horse Race – Rastede in the district Ammerland in North Germany. You can find a detailed documentation in my German homepage: http://reinholdstaden.com/themen . Just look out for the last image and klick.


Today is the 6th anniversary of my Fuji X-100. I used it for everything: street photography, landscape, architecture, nature, objects. I think this one will stay in my rucksack forever. I am still using it. But not as much as I should! I like the in camera black and white film simulation.




In my work there is no perfection,
only ambitious versions of drafts
in the timeline of my photographic journey.
When they feel perfect,
that’s when I need to worry most.



MS.DIPLOMACY – still one of the most inspiring blogs in my list of blogs I follow. Check it out.


SEAN TUCKER – currently my favorite channel.


You are now able to test Fuji lenses online! Here is the link.

The next summary of my.month will be published in July.

Happy Days. Reinhold

Race to the Lighthouse

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Race to the Lighthouse

Image taken at the Formula 18 cat race last weekend. Added some modifications. So let’s call it an image of my fiction series. 🙂 I added the Lighthouse, a motion effect for the sail and some modifications to the background. The boat did fall to the left side in the end. They were already a bit over the limit.

I need a friend

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I need a friend…

Dragonfly in search of a Friend… photo has been taken in the Fintlandsmoor, a new cultivated piece of wetland to support the global climate. I am proud that we do something right over here. Otherwise it will be “very, very bad” for this dragonfly and our children. Not a good deal.

Make our planet great again. Earth first.

Lost Friends

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Lost Friends

The old tree in the moor and the groynes in the wadden sea. Both friends of mine. Both are lost. Forever. Replaced by nothing and a modern stone wave breaker. I have seen them so many times over the last 2 years. I thought I bring them together in one last image! I will miss them! Hope they are having a fun time in the trees and groynes heaven.

For other “Friend” entries click here: Friend


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Catching the wind
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Woodlands
Old man
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Woodlands
A secret place
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Which direction

This morning I was hiking to a nearby forest. It is a 30 minutes walk to the woodlands. I carried my gear and a tripod. The first 15 minutes were a bit stiff. But after that I really enjoyed another morning out in the woodlands. For me woodland photography is one of the hardest areas to master. I definitely need more practice to deal with the contrast of light and shadows and to bring order into the chaos. And I don’t like green landscapes. It was the first time that I shot a long exposure (60 sec.) using my big stopper in the woods. I saw the reflection of the light on this tree and the wind was shaking all these branches and leaves. I asked myself how to capture the motion. A video? A long exposure? I tried a long exposure and I think I will have to work on that technique for a while. But I like the idea and concept. I am convinced that only practice will help me to achieve better results. I did some intimate landscapes… but this will be another post. Thanks for your visit. See you soon. Happy days! Reinhold

Zero Point

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Zero Point

Yesterday, while I was shooting the Formula 18 boat race at our local lake, I took a rest at the shore of the lake. After a while I saw these lines of blue water and light with the duck as a zero point. It was so nice to have this warm and sunny day after all the bad weather in the last months. I really enjoyed it.


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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
— Elliott Erwitt

This image has been taken at the coastline of the National Park Wadden Sea.

After Dinner

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Evanescent – Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing…

After Dinner – we had seafood, wine and candle light…and suddenly she was gone. What is left is the smell of the ocean, the wind and the sound of the approaching waves. I have to wake up. Because who actually has a dinner in the wadden sea?

May be you will find memories of other dinner parties here: Evanescent